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Modern / Contemporary Bands For Hire

Modern / Contemporary Bands For Hire

Planning a hip and happening party and need a modern function band with a setlist to match? Our contemporary wedding bands keep a keen eye on the charts, watching out for the latest musical trends and adjusting their palates ready for the new flavour of the month.

Modern Wedding Bands For Hire

A wide range of contemporary function bands performing the very best of modern pop, R&B, indie & dance music, with a solid selection of classic hits thrown in to appeal to all ages.

The beauty of the modern and contemporary genre is that it's all-encompassing – hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock, drum and bass and dance music are all up for grabs these days, and our wedding bands in the UK are notable for trying their able hands at all of these genres and more. So any kind of event for which you'd happily hire a modern chart DJ is the perfect place for people to get down to our contemporary bands' unique – and live – take on these same songs. DJs, of course, have their place, but the excitement of a live band playing such modern-sounding songs is hard to match. Office parties, birthdays, wedding receptions, graduations, awards ceremonies, charity events, corporate events, or anywhere else where people are gathered for a good time is exactly what our modern and contemporary bands are looking for!

With a new pop star dominating the airwaves seemingly every week, you'd be forgiven for thinking that a working band would be unable to keep up. However, this may be a case of hearing it to believe it – our modern and contemporary bands are au fait with the latest Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Rudimental, Swedish House Mafia and Clean Bandit releases (bearing in mind that this very list will soon need to be updated!), and perform each new hit single with the same enthusiasm and effortless skill as the more familiar 90s and 00s classics (Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Whitney Houston and Britney Spears are just a few favourite artists that our modern bands regularly give the live treatment!).

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Of course, none of us would be here if it weren't for the greats who paved the way for modern music, so everyone from the Beatles, Gloria Gaynor and Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder, Queen and Joan Jett are paid tribute to in our modern and contemporary bands' eclectic setlists. Just be sure to expect the unexpected – mash-ups and re-imaginings of golden oldies are not unheard of!

Our modern bands often need to include more hi-tech instrumentation than the standard guitar-bass-drum combination can produce, so keyboards are a common feature. However, our flexible and accommodating contemporary bands also offer stripped-down acoustic sets, so if this would suit your budget and venue more than a full-on party band with extra rappers and dancers, send a message our way and we'll make sure you still get the Bands for Hire modern and contemporary band experience.

The New Tones
From £1395
The New Tones are a young and vibrant function band who offer a lively repertoire, enthusiastic performance and up beat style to kick start your event. The New Tones...
The Fix
From £1985
The Fix are a fresh and vibrant young band bringing a high energy show to get your event rockin'! The band offer their unique twist on the party band repertoire...
Electric Soul Club
From £1295
Electric Soul Club are a gifted young 5-piece function band performing a range of music from old soul classics to contemporary pop. With...
The Altitudes
From £1250
The Altitudes deliver the very best in pop, club, rock and soul for an evening jam-packed full of party anthems. An experienced line-up featuring four of London's...
The Fiction
From £1295
The Fiction are a fun and entertaining 4-piece band performing popular songs from the past five decades. This talented and enthusiastic function and wedding band offer...
Soho Soul
From £1195
An upbeat soul band from London who bring an abundance of style and charisma to the stage! Having studied in numerous music colleges in the capital such as BIMM London...
The XL
From £2075
The XL deliver a truly exceptional live sound with their carefully crafted arrangements of popular hits from across the decades. The band's high-energy performance...
SFX
From £2375
A contemporary high energy party band that has all the right moves to get your event alive and kicking! SFX consists of five professional musicians that combine male...
The Luminescence
From £1650
Inimitable female vocals and stunningly accurate renditions of classic and contemporary party hits; The Luminescence are an absolute must...
The Mesh Band
From £1250
The mesh band are an experienced 4-piece wedding and function band performing a variety of music from 50s rock 'n' roll to Motown, indie rock and up-to-date pop. With...
Halcyon
From £2050
A lively and dynamic party band covering a wide range of music for every generation! The band consists of five professional musicians, all of whom have graduated from...
The Tricks
From £1545
Introducing The Tricks - London’s most prestigious function band, available to book for weddings, corporate functions, business awards ceremonies and more....
Shockwave
From £1110
Creating a whirlwind of excitement and fresh energy, Shockwave seamlessly blend smooth pop vocals with a dash of rockin' guitars and a powerful rhythm section to keep...
Something Blue
From £1285
Made up of six exceptional young musicians in the Midlands, this charismatic function band are the perfect recipe for a party! With hundreds of weddings, parties and...
Evolve
From £3150
Evolve are one of the most sought after party bands in the UK; with a set list jam-packed full of the latest pop favourites and a selection of oldies to suit, the band...
Sound City
From £995
A dynamic and lively trio who bring an abundance of talent, charm and charisma to each and every event. Having studied at the acclaimed British Academy of New Music,...
The Dance
From £1395
'The Dance' are a fresh exciting function band covering absolutely everything from current chart hits to classic floor fillers. Members of 'The Dance' have worked with...
Life In Stereo
From £1495
Life In Stereo are one of the UK's leading cover bands, made up of four world class session musicians - together they produce a sound you'll find difficult to match....

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I just want to say a huge thank you to Sound City! Not only did they perform amazingly well, they were professional and interactive with our guests. We have had so many comments on the “awesome” band. Thank you to the team at Bands For Hire for great communication and the band for making our wedding truly unforgettable. Everyone had a great time and it wouldn’t have been the same without Sound City. Thank you again! I would recommend to anyone and will definitely use for future events.

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